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Magic lantern entertainment (lantern entertainment, Richhill, County Armagh, Ireland, 26 February 1895)

Type of event
lantern entertainment
Full title
Magic lantern entertainment
26 February 1895
single event
lady patients
Slide sets shown at this event

The absent man (recitation: York & Son, 12 slides, in/before 1891)

Ireland: the north west

Mother's last words (generic set title – 11 different versions are known)

The road to Heaven (generic set title – 3 different versions are known)

The roll call (generic set title – 2 different versions are known)

Statuary (generic set title – 8 different versions are known)

People linked to event

ORR, James  (fl. 1890s) – lantern operator

BOVENIZER, Reverend F.  (fl. 1890s) – lecturer

The Belfast News-Letter (2 March 1895), p. 6

“Entertainment at Course Lodge, Richhill. In this private house for the insane a varied and most enjoyable magic-lantern entertainment was given on the 26th ult., by Mr. James Orr for the benefit and amusement of his lady patients. The principal subjects included: - 'Ireland, North and West,' 'Belfast,' 'The Roll Call,' 'Mother's Last Words,' 'Road to Heaven,' 'The Absent Man,' 'Statuary,' 'Chromotrophes.' On the invitation of Miss Orr, a few lady friends, together with Revs. C. R. Williams and M. F. Bovenizer, were present, and added much to the enjoyment of the evening. The Rev. Mr. Bovenizer very kindly gave he connective readings, while Mr. Orr manipulated the lantern. THe beautiful slides gave in every respect the greatest satisfaction to the delighted company.”

Lucerna ID 7006246

Record created by Lydia Jakobs. Last updated 21 December 2016

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